Human genes influence gut microbial composition, study suggests

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 09:30 in Biology & Nature

New research has identified a link between a human gene and the composition of human gastrointestinal bacteria. In a new study, scientists outline new evidence suggesting that the human genome may play a role in determining the makeup of the billions of microbes in the human gastrointestinal tract collectively known as the gut microbiota.

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